Helping you take control of panic…
Do you experience frequent feelings of panic or terror? Do you avoid certain situations or people to prevent feelings of panic? Are you worried that your panic attacks are going to harm or kill you? Our therapists are specialists in the management of panic attacks using highly effective Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and relaxation techniques.
What are Panic Attacks?
A panic attack is a feeling of intense fear or anxiety that can come on suddenly and without warning. Panic attacks can be very frightening and may even feel like you’re having a heart attack.
Symptoms of a panic attack may include:
⦿ Racing or pounding heart
⦿ Trembling or shaking
⦿ Shortness of breath
⦿ Chest pain or discomfort
⦿ Feeling dizzy, lightheaded, or faint
⦿ Nausea or stomach upset
If you’ve ever experienced a panic attack, you know how debilitating they can be. You may feel like you can’t breathe, your heart is racing, and you may even feel like you’re going to die. It’s no wonder that people who have panic attacks often avoid situations where they might have another one.
Fortunately, there are treatments available that can help lessen the frequency and intensity of panic attacks.
Can you die from a panic attack?
No, you cannot die from a panic attack. While a panic attack can be a very intense and frightening experience, it is not physically harmful. Panic attacks are caused by a surge of adrenaline in the body, which can cause symptoms like a racing heart and shortness of breath. These symptoms can be alarming, but they are not dangerous.
About the author of this service
Mr. Michael Swift
Senior Integrative Psychotherapist
Michael holds qualifications in Psychotherapy & Health Psychology.
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What does therapy involve?
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of psychological treatment that is proven to be effective for a variety of mental health conditions, including panic disorder. CBT can help you to understand your panic attacks and the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that contribute to them. It can also teach you coping and problem-solving skills to manage your panic in healthy ways.
If you’re considering CBT for panic disorder, it’s important to choose a therapist who is experienced in treating this condition. Once you’ve found a therapist you’re comfortable with, they will likely recommend a course of treatment that includes the following steps:
⦿ Identify your thoughts and beliefs about panic attacks.
⦿ Challenge your negative thinking patterns.
⦿ Learn healthy coping skills to manage anxiety and reduce your fear of panic attacks.
⦿ Practice these skills in real-life situations so that you can learn to manage your panic in any situation.
CBT is an effective treatment for panic disorder, but it takes time and effort to see results. If you’re committed to working through your treatment plan, you can expect to see significant improvements in your symptoms over time.
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